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Dysphagia

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 213–219 | Cite as

Swallowing disorders and nutritional support

  • Daniel Ganger
  • Robert M. Craig
Article

Abstract

Evaluation of nutritional needs in patients with swallowing disorders should include a global assessment. This includes a nutritional assessment, a determination of the metabolic state, and a spearation of the causes of nutrient deficits due to the patient's underlying disease(s) from diminished nutrient intake related to the dysphagia. Techniques for intense nutritional support are surveyed, and the complications of each are discussed.

Key words

Hyperalimentation, intravenous Nutritional support, intense Tube feedings Gastrostomy 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Ganger
    • 1
  • Robert M. Craig
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

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